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WIN Week In Review
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WIN Week In Review

November 13, 2016  By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Washington, DC – AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says more than anything the presidential election was an indictment of politics as usual. Trumka says for too long political elites embraced economic policies that “hold down wages, increase inequality, diminish opportunity and ship American jobs overseas.” Trump made…

NJ AFL-CIO 2016 Election Report
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NJ AFL-CIO 2016 Election Report

November 13, 2016 By NJ AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech Trenton, NJ –  New Jersey was once again a bright spot for the nation thanks to the solidarity and determination of our union brothers and sisters. Labor reelected our union brother Donald Norcross from IBEW 351 to Congress and paved the way to a victory in…

AFL-CIO: Election An Indictment Against Political Elites,Anti-Worker Policies
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AFL-CIO: Election An Indictment Against Political Elites,Anti-Worker Policies

November 12, 2016   By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Washington, DC – AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says more than anything the presidential election was an indictment of politics as usual. Trumka says for too long political elites embraced economic policies that “hold down wages, increase inequality, diminish opportunity and ship American jobs overseas.” Trump made…

Election Evidenced Need to Expand Voting
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Election Evidenced Need to Expand Voting

November 11, 2016   By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know Queens, NY – Election Days matters not just for the result – and many readers of Labor Press and The Public Ought To Know share strong feeling about the rent outcome nationally and down the ballot. Rather than focus on who attained what office…

Trump’s Mentor Was ’50s Union-Buster
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Trump’s Mentor Was ’50s Union-Buster

November 9, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel  New York, NY – Donald Trump’s mentor during his rise to celebrity status in the 1970s and 1980s was the late Roy Cohn, a lawyer and New York City power broker. Cohn made his name in the 1950s as chief counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisc.)…

ELECTION 2016: Workers’ Rights in the Balance
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ELECTION 2016: Workers’ Rights in the Balance

November 8, 2016 By Alex Schmidt, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP  Washington, DC – The most critical issue of the presidential campaign facing workers of this country is its impact on the Supreme Court. Electing Donald Trump would create a systemic risk that many worker protections taken for granted today—federal minimum wage laws,…

From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Richard Lipsitz…
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From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Richard Lipsitz…

November 8, 2016   By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell Buffalo, NY – The Time To Decide Is Here – Just Vote!, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) – who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF). The Regional AFL-CIO Labor Organization oversees five individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, Niagara-Orleans,…

Layoffs Have a Human Cost
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Layoffs Have a Human Cost

October 25, 2016   By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Washington, DC – Jobs are central to this election. We hear about the 1,000 workers laid off here, 600 laid off there, 5,000 from another place. These reports have become so commonplace that it’s easy to forget the human toll behind the numbers. But these aren’t just…

AFL-CIO Amps Up Final Get Out The Vote Push
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AFL-CIO Amps Up Final Get Out The Vote Push

October 25, 2016   By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Washington, DC – The AFL-CIO says in these final few weeks until election day it will bring 100,000 volunteer hours to bear to knock on a million doors in key battleground states. These will be one-on-one connections directly with voters. According to the AFL-CIO the acceleration…

DeBlasio: Police Disciplinary Information Needs Disclosure
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DeBlasio: Police Disciplinary Information Needs Disclosure

October 20, 2016   By Neal Tepel New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for significant amendments to Section 50-a of the New York State Civil Rights Law to make disciplinary information about police officers  subject to disclosure. “This Administration is committed to bringing greater transparency to the disciplinary records of law enforcement…

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